Highlights from NASA's FY 2023 President's Budget Request and related documents are below:

  • NASA’s FY 2023 budget request is $26 billion. This is a 4.7% increase from the FY 2022 President’s request and an 8% increase over the enacted FY 2022 budget.[1]
  • NASA’s FY 2023 budget is divided between seven accounts: Deep Space Exploration Systems ($7,478.3 billion), Space Operations ($4,266.3 billion), Space Technology ($1,437.9 billion), Science ($7,988.3 billion), Aeronautics ($971.5 million), STEM Engagement ($150.1 million), Safety, Security, and Mission Services ($3,208.7 billion), Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration ($424.3 million), and Inspector General ($48.4 million).[2]
  • The FY 2023 budget will aid in advancing the Artemis mission and enable moon to Mars exploration. American astronauts could return to the Moon by 2025.[3]
  • $2.4 billion in Earth Science and observations can aid in addressing the global climate crisis by making climate data available to policymakers and scientists. More than $500 million will go toward lowering the climate impact of aviation. Included in this funding are plans to prototype a greenhouse gas monitoring and information system that will be part of an Earth Information Center.[4]
  • This budget supports continued human presence in low-Earth orbit (LEO) by operation of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2030. $224 million toward collaboration with U.S. industry on commercial space stations will also be supported by this budget. When the new space stations become available in the late 2020’s, the transition from ISS will be initiated.[5]
  • $486 million for lunar sciences missions and $822 million for Mars Sample Return will be used to forward robotic exploration of the Moon and Mars.[6]
  • Research and development will advance the commercial space industry and mission capabilities in Space Technology with $270 million for industry partnerships, $15 million for early-stage orbital debris research and technology development, and $45 million for space nuclear power and propulsion.[7]
  • The Office of STEM Engagement requests $150 million to diversify student participation in STEM.[8]

Source documents can be found below:

NASA Fiscal Year 2023 Full Budget Request

NASA Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request Agency Fact Sheet

Updated November 2022, by Jackie Johnson